Linked by Smith Johnson on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:22 UTC
Windows According to at least one blogger, Microsoft should abandon Vista before it's too late. It would appear he's not alone in this opinion, as Microsoft has begun allowing users to downgrade back to XP. Amongst the reasons? Poor sales figures and shoddy Vista "Extras".
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by Pugetropolis on Thu 27th Sep 2007 20:53 UTC
Pugetropolis
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2007-09-27

It would have been nice to see Windows XP SP5 or Reloaded by now. MS said they would be making incremental changes from now on, and I think this is what they should have done from the start. Activating Windows is a PITA, but a one time thing. The Genuine Advantage pogram is an insult. I hate jumping through the hoops everytime I want to download a patch from MS. I hated it so much that Ubuntu is the OS I use the most. I'm only in Windows now because Windows Movie Maker is a fairly brainless way to edit movies. I tried Vista Beta 2, and it was very pretty and shiny, but felt very weird. I was using Open Office, the Gimp, and Thunderbird and pretty much asked myself why I wasn't using Ubuntu.

I'd like to see MS release XP Home or some variation as a free .iso. I think MS should release their base OS freely, and have paid support available as Linux distros do. It would make millions of pirates legitimate overnight and give them an even bigger market share. I'm still sticking with Ubuntu as my primary OS for the near future. Vista just doesn't appeal to me.

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